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Midwest Sports Headlines: 6/12/19

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June 12th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Dakota Hudson allowed one run in a career-high seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Miami Marlins their sixth consecutive defeat, 7-1. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina returned after missing 11 games because of a strained right thumb and went 2 for 5 with a single and double. Marcell Ozuna punctuated the victory with a ninth-inning homer, his 18th.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler had the tying RBI double in the eighth inning and Cheslor Cuthbert followed with the go-ahead run-scoring single to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Adalberto Mondesi started the rally with his third hit of the game, a double with one out off Daniel Stumpf, and scored on Soler’s ensuing hit off Victor Alcantara. Terrance Gore ran for Soler and stole third before scoring on Cuthbert’s single between three fielders in right field.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Defensive tackle Chris Jones chose to skip the beginning of the Kansas City Chiefs’ mandatory three-day minicamp, the latest step in the growing discord over his looming contract situation. Jones is hoping to parlay the finest season of his career into a massive payday as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. But with negotiations seemingly going nowhere, the affable 24-year-old defensive tackle opted against participating in the Chiefs’ voluntary workouts.

MIAMI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been activated from the 10-day injured list, and the team optioned rookie catcher Andrew Knizner to Triple-A Memphis. The moves were made before the Cardinals’ game at Miami. Molina missed 11 games after being sidelined May 29 with a strained right thumb tendon.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin has transferred to Iowa, his hometown school. The Hawkeyes have announced that Martin, a former four-star recruit from Iowa City West High who originally spurned them for the Wolverines, has joined the program as a redshirt sophomore. The 6-foot-1 Martin caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown last season for Michigan before entering the transfer portal.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues were mired in last place six months ago, but a bond was forged during a midseason stretch of 70 days without consecutive home games. Season-defining moments soon began piling up and the team advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Final against Boston. Players point to a pivotal moment in the playoffs, too: Coach Craig Berube told them to forget about a missed call that went against them during a loss to San Jose. It helped steel their resolve to face the Bruins.
BOSTON (AP) — From January to March, the St. Louis Blues didn’t play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It was a lot like a 70-day road trip. It forced a team with a half-dozen new faces to come together. All of that has helped St. Louis to a 9-3 record on the road in the playoffs. They feel comfortable playing in Boston in Game 7 on Wednesday night, with the winner getting the Stanley Cup.
BOSTON (AP) — If the Boston Bruins seemed like something of an afterthought at times this season, maybe it was understandable. They played in the Atlantic Division shadow of the Tampa Bay Lightning, which won the President’s Trophy. But only three teams won more games this season than Boston. The Bruins advanced all the way to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis.

Area Softball Scores from 6/11/19

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June 12th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Atlantic 10, Denison-Schleswig 0
Creston 13, Glenwood 9
Harlan 10, Kuemper Catholic 0
Harlan 2, Kuemper Catholic 0
Lewis Central 6, St. Albert 3
Shenandoah 8, Red Oak 7

Western Iowa Conference

Missouri Valley 12, IKM-Manning 9
Riverside 7, Tri-Center 4
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Logan-Magnolia 1
Treynor 2, AHSTW 1
Underwood 7, Audubon 4

Rolling Valley Conference

Woodbine 22, Glidden-Ralston 16 (8)

Corner Conference

Griswold 7, CAM 6
Stanton 11, Sidney 7

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 9, Nodaway Valley 8
Mount Ayr 12, Southwest Valley 0

Other Scores

Ballard 8, Carroll 7
Earlham 4, Des Moines Christian 3
East Sac County 12, MVAOCOU 7
Madrid 2, ACGC 1
Orient-Macksburg 18, Moulton-Udell 5
Panorama 10, Woodward-Granger 9
Woodward-Granger 5, Panorama 4
Sioux City North 18, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 0
Sioux City West 7, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 2
Winterset 10, Saydel 0

Area High School Baseball Scores from 6/11/19

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June 12th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Denison-Schleswig 9, Atlantic 4
Glenwood 2, Creston 1
Harlan 4-10, Kuemper Catholic 1-0 (5 innings in 2nd game)
Lewis Central 7, St. Albert 4
Red Oak at Shenandoah (Suspended in bottom of the 8th with Red Oak leading 12-8)

Western Iowa Conference

Missouri Valley 6, IKM-Manning 2
Treynor 12, AHSTW 0 (6 innings)
Tri-Center 18, Riverside 0
Underwood 6, Audubon 3

Rolling Valley Conference

CAM, Anita 21, Griswold 0 (4 innings)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 13, Newell-Fonda 9

Corner Conference

Stanton 10, Sidney 1 (Game called after top of 5th )

Pride of Iowa Conference

Mount Ayr 6, Southwest Valley 3
Nodaway Valley 17, Bedford 8 (10 innings)
Roland-Story, Story City 12-9, Lenox 2-4 (5 innings in first game)

Other Scores

Carroll 16, Saydel 5 (Final 6 innings)
Des Moines Christian 15, Earlham 0 (4 innings)
Madrid 7-9, ACGC 2-3
Ogden 14, West Central Valley, Stuart 6
Winterset 9, Humboldt 1

Former Michigan WR Oliver Martin transfers to Iowa

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June 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin has transferred to Iowa, his hometown school. The Hawkeyes announced on Tuesday that Martin, a former four-star recruit from Iowa City West High who originally spurned them for the Wolverines, has joined the program as a redshirt sophomore.

The 6-foot-1 Martin caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown last season for Michigan before entering the transfer portal. Martin will sit out next season unless he applies to the NCAA for a waiver that would grant him immediate eligibility.

Water level to drop at Meadow Lake

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June 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

GREENFIELD, Iowa – Officials with the Iowa DNR report the water level of Meadow Lake near Greenfield in Adair County will be lowered 3 feet starting June 14, to help improve the size of bluegills in the lake. The water will be released slowly over the next two weeks to avoid any downstream impacts.

A water level draw-down is a common fisheries management technique used to improve the size of panfish.  Meadow Lake has an abundance of 6-inch bluegills that lack the quality anglers are looking for.

“Crowding the fish into a smaller area makes them more susceptible to predation by largemouth bass and reduces the number of small bluegills,” said Bryan Hayes, fisheries management biologist. The reduced number will improve growth in the coming year. “A draw-down in 2016 had this effect and we had good bluegill fishing in 2017 and 2018,” Hayes noted.

The draw-down is expected to have minimal effect on public access to Meadow Lake.  The boat ramp will be usable and the lake will remain open during the draw-down.  Meadow Lake will be allowed to refill starting in September.

Meadow Lake is a 34 acre lake in the middle of the 317 acre Meadow Lake Fish and Wildlife Area located in the north central part of Adair County.  It has a maximum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of 7.3 feet.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/11/2019

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June 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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Area High School Baseball Scores from 6/10/19

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June 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Lewis Central 7, Atlantic 1
Clarinda 8, Shenandoah 4
Denison-Shleswig 7, Kuemper Catholic 6
Glenwood 5, CB Thomas Jefferson 4 (10 innings)
Harlan 2, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 1

Western Iowa Conference

AHSTW 11, Riverside 7
Missouri Valley 6, Westwood 2
Treynor 5, Audubon 4
Tri-Center 9, IKM-Manning 4
Underwood 10, Logan-Magnolia 0

Rolling Valley Conference

CAM 6, Boyer Valley 4
Coon Rapids-Bayard 10, West Harrison 2
Exira-EHK 5, Glidden-Ralston 2
Woodbine 6, Ar-We-Va 2

Corner Conference

Griswold 5, Essex/South Page 2
Fremont-Mills 11, East Mills 1
Stanton 12, Lenox 2

Other Scores

Carlisle 8, Carroll 2
Woodbury Central 4, West Monona 1
Woodward-Granger 13, ACGC 0 (5 inn)

Area High School Softball Scores from Monday, 6/11/19

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June 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Atlantic 4, Lewis Central 2
Harlan 12, St. Albert 0
Kuemper Catholic 12, Denison-Schleswig 7
Red Oak 15, Creston 9
Shenandoah 8, Clarinda 5

Western Iowa Conference

IKM-Manning 15, Tri-Center 4
Riverside 12, AHSTW 2
Treynor 10, Audubon 0
Underwood 5, Logan-Magnolia 3
Underwood 6, Logan-Magnolia 2
Westwood 14, Missouri Valley 1

Rolling Valley Conference

CAM 13, Boyer Valley 12
Exira-EHK 3, Glidden-Ralston 0
West Harrison 7, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1
Woodbine 8, Ar-We-Va 7

Corner Conference

Fremont-Mills 7, East Mills 6
Lenox 12, Sidney 1
Nodaway Valley 7, Griswold 5
Southwest Valley 10, Stanton/Essex 6

Other Scores

ACGC 6, Woodward-Granger 4
Interstate 35 6, Earlham 5
Panorama 15, West Central Valley 10
Winterset 8, Carroll 5
Woodbury Central 1, West Monona 0

Midwest Sports Headlines: 6/11/2019

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June 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa star Megan Gustafson talks about the highs and lows of her professional women’s basketball experience, from getting drafted by Dallas to getting cut just before final rosters were announced. The AP Player of the Year will be competing with an Iowa alumni team in The Basketball Tournament.

MIAMI (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation, and they broke a three-game losing streak by beating Miami 4-1. Wacha, who was briefly demoted to the bullpen, benefited from three double plays and a pickoff in his first start since May 22. The former All-Star allowed five hits, struck out four and lowered his ERA to 5.63.

MIAMI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a mild left hamstring strain, and the team is hoping he’ll miss only one start. The 37-year-old Wainwright was hurt running out a double in the fifth inning of Sunday night’s loss at the Cubs. He returned to St. Louis while the Cardinals flew to Miami for a three-game series, and he’ll be re-evaluated in a week.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Boston Bruins’ consistent approach on and off the ice will be tested one more time in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. This is an experienced Boston roster with five players left from the 2011 Cup championship team that vanquished the Canucks in Vancouver, also the previous time the final went to a seventh and deciding game. The smart money is on the Bruins, who carry with them some momentum from a Game 6 victory.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has added Iowa sharpshooter Isaiah Moss as a graduate transfer. The addition of Moss strengthens the backcourt and provides a 3-point threat that the Jayhawks had been lacking on their roster. Moss was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes, averaging 9.2 points last season.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Auburn scored 13 runs in the first inning to stun host North Carolina en route to a 14-7 victory that sent the Tigers to the College World Series for the first time since 1997. Judd Ward hit a three-run homer and Edouard Julien and Matt Scheffler each had two-run singles in the Tigers’ overwhelming opening act. It turned the rest of the deciding game in the best-of-three NCAA super-regional series into a formality.

Kansas adds Iowa guard Moss as graduate transfer

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June 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas added Iowa sharpshooter Isaiah Moss as a graduate transfer on Monday, strengthening its backcourt and providing a 3-point threat that the Jayhawks had been lacking on their roster.

Moss was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes, averaging 9.2 points last season. He was second on the team in steals and fourth in assists while hitting 42.1% of his 3-pointers. That mark from beyond the arc was the sixth best by an Iowa junior in school history.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self says the NCAA’s recent decision to move the 3-point line back beginning next season made it crucial to add another deep threat. Self anticipates Moss will still shoot between 40 and 45%.

Moss joins a trio of newcomers in combo guards Isaac McBride and Christian Braun and swingman Tristan Enaruna. Those three will be freshmen this fall.